The Best in Brows & Lashes

With women taking centre stage over the past couple of months, I’ve enjoyed reading about the multitude of female entrepreneurs we have in this country, including my very own friends, most of who have made huge successes of themselves and their businesses.

One of whom is Emma Brink, founder of the Lash & Beauty Room and Lash Master herself. I lost touch with her after school, but was referred to her by acquaintances for being the best in eyelash extensions in the Cape Town a couple of years ago, and I am grateful we connected again.

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Island Hopping in the Dodecanese

Some of us are lucky enough to have flexible jobs in that we can work from anywhere, which makes travelling anytime of the year more possible, and Summer is a great time to travel. And I don’t mean our Summer, I mean European Summer.

Last Summer two of our great friends were married in Greece. The plan was to meet in Bodrum, on the Turkish side and travel by Gullet around the Aegean Sea for 10 days.

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A Staycation at La Residence, Franschhoek

Needing a well-deserved mid-year break, we took advantage of our eager friends to babysit our 15 week old Ridgeback to stay at the beautiful La Residence in Franschhoek. Having experienced the Royal Portfolio Collection in December, more specifically the Silo Hotel, where we were married, the appeal left us extremely intrigued about their other properties. (Especially since we were so well treated by the staff at the Silo.)

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Turkish Delight: Istanbul, Turkey

When the opportunity presented itself to visit Turkey, more specifically Istanbul enroute to a friend’s wedding in Greece, I was excited but also a little nervous. The political unrest and rumours about the lack of safety over the years, especially between 2016 and 2018  left me feeling very uneasy, but on the flip side, Turkey was the 6th most visited country in 2015, so there really must be something special about it right? Right. It really is truly unique.

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It’s OK To Leave

I once read an article online that went something like this, “You’re allowed to leave any story you don’t find yourself in. You’re allowed to leave any story you don’t love yourself in. You’re allowed to leave a city that has dimmed your light instead of making you shine brighter, you’re allowed to pack all your bags and start over somewhere else and you’re allowed to redefine the meaning of your life.” I have tried to search for this article again, but to no avail.

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